Kendler and the Albright-Knox do not advocate the release of any balloons into the environment for safety reasons. The balloon delivery system designed by Kendler is intended only as a temporary transportation and delivery device for active participants and is made with biodegradable materials.
Milkweed Dispersal Balloons is one part of a two-fold work by Jenny Kendler that involves the community dispersal of milkweed and native wildflower seeds throughout Western New York. Learn more about the other part, Kendler’s ReWilding New York (Community Seed Stations).
About Jenny Kendler
Jenny Kendler (American, born 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, naturalist, and wild forager who lives in Chicago and elsewhere. She is currently the first Artist-in-Residence with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Kendler holds a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (2002) and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2006). Visit Jenny Kendler’s Website
Many thanks to the following volunteers, who made this project possible: Arlene Brock, Erin Callahan of Nichols School, Albright-Knox docent Terri Colson, Caitlin Conway of Nichols School, Caitlin Crowell of Nichols School, Mia DiNatale, Susan DuVal, Paula Enstice, Ethel Erserro, Erica Flemming, Kim Free, Georgette Frey of Nichols School, Anne Hamilton of Nichols School, Jean Hess, Liz Kolken, Albright-Knox docent Betty Korn, Edie Malizia, Linda Matt, Linda Means, Albright-Knox docent Margery Nobel, Lisa Nolan of the AK Members’ Volunteer Council, Vivian Pearce, Zoe Pearce, Dana Picoine of Nichols School, Albright-Knox docent Gail Pitterman, Evie Resler, Tom Ripley, John Rogers of Nichols School, Liza Ryan of Nichols School, JoAnne Shubert of the AK Members’ Volunteer Council, Albright-Knox docent Kate Soudant, Victoria Sterns, Matthew Szarzanowicz of Nichols School, Albright-Knox docent Mary Therrien, Ava Thompson, Diane Woodill, and Pam Yax, as well as students from Buffalo Seminary, the Cantalician Center, Lancaster High School, and Nichols School.